Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
On another note, California DFG just started a new mobile website so that you can check up on MPA fishing areas and closures from your Apple or Android smartphone. The website is: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/m/MPA .
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Such was my experience last weekend on possibly my most productive river this season. This small river which runs through Mid Wales was running slightly below normal level but with some very inviting deep pockets of fast flowing water which hold good numbers of large fish.
My favoured searching set up would again be the duo with a hi-viz Klinkhamer on a dropper and a #16 tungsten head bead on the point.
I had recently tied up some quill bodied nymphs and one of these as the point fly proved a big success acounting for most of the fish including many impressive grayling which found it hard to resist this little fly
|Hook: Kamasan B170 - #16|
Head: 2mm Black Nickel Tungsten Bead
Tail: Coq De Leon Fibres
Body: Stripped Peacock Quill
Thorax: Olive Dyed Squirrel
This potentially very productive time of year really needs to be taken advantage of as its all over too quickly and before we know it the reality of fishing in sub zero temperatures with numb toes and fingers for a couple of fish (if we're lucky) wondering what the hell we bothered to venture out for, will soon be upon us.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
I headed off there Saturday and having seen high levels in both the Irfon and Wye had hoped to find it with more water in but unfortunately it was still running pretty low.
The beat I fished was Aberedw, the lower of the four under the Wye & Usk Foundation roving voucher scheme, this beat is split into two sections and although the top section is relatively short it's definitely worth a visit with a couple of stunning looking pools.
Fish came instantly from the bottom of the beat and although mostly small fish these brown trout are just beautiful and totally wild. I like to think my stealthy approach when I walk up these rivers is as good as I can be but I think I would have needed to be invisible to realistically target some of the trout that were lying in the shallow tails of some of the pools. They caught wind of me long before I could delicately drop a dry fly on there noses and bolted upstream to warn the others.
I did manage to find plenty of obliging fish from many of the deeper, faster pockets that seem to have trout queuing up ready to take either a dry or nymph.
Fly life is also a bit special on the Edw with a steady stream of late season flies hatching throughout the day, coupled with the beauty and remoteness you experience here then it is easy to see why this can become one of those 'special' places.
|Autumn Dun (Ecdyonurus dispar)|
There was a decent salmon bite at Abbott's/the Towers and some nice ones caught on McLure's. There were halibut on the bar, but also dogfish shark and a lot of weeds, so you had to earn the flatties. There were a few halibut caught on Ten Mile as well, with some of the salmon fishermen catching a halibut or two.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
There were some nice salmon and a few halibut taken today. Ten Mile Beach, from the north parking lot to just north of Abbott's Lagoon, was pretty good for salmon. Fish were caught in 20 to 60 feet of water, especially at the color change. The bar and McClure's had some halibut action and a few salmon were hooked in the area too. The rockfishing recovered today as well.